Affordable, High-Performance Fly Rods by TFO
Armed with a lifetime passion for
flyfishing, TFO set out to
establish a new standard of
value for fly rods. They have
relied on their own experience
and advice of many pros in
creating what we believe is the
perfect marriage - price and
How to select the right rod
The action of a rod is determined by where it bends with a given amount of weight. Fast action rods bend nearer the
tip area and medium action rods bend down nearer the middle of the rod. Slower action rods bend all the way down
into the butt section and look parabolic when bent with that same given amount of weight. All you really need to know is
that faster action rods are stiff in the butt and flexible in the tip, because you will use a great range of weight when you
cast varying distances or when using larger/heavier flies.
Medium Fast Action
Per AFFTA, our industry organization's standard for the first
30' of a 6 weight flyline is 160 grains, or about 3/8 ounce.
But if you are casting with half that much or 15' of flyline (80
grains) - the AFFTA 30' weight standard say 80 grains is a 2
weight! Or, let's say you are a pretty good distance caster
and you need your 6 weight to carry 70' of line to shoot a
presentation cast to 100'. We know that the first 30' of our 6
weight line weighs 160 grains, but running line - at
approximately 3 grains per foot - weighs another 120 grains
(40' x 3 grain/foot) for a total weight of 280 grains of flyline -
AFFTA 30' standards say 280 grains is a 10 weight! As Lefty
says "all flyrods are a compromise". The need from tip to
butt in Medium Fast, Fast and Very Fast Actions....pick what
suits your casting style, or if you are just learning, pick an
action based on the distance you plan to cast.
6 wt. fly rod example
ALL TFO rods carry a LIFETIME No-Fault Warranty
Lifetime Warranties" on fly rods are worth little for rods that stay in the closet, and they
are definitely a poor substitute for fly rod performance. For some of you, TFO rods might
be your only rod, and for others who might be adding to a portfolio of rods, we expect
TFO rods might quickly become your favorite.
Temple Fork Outfitters rods prefer to spend their time fishing, and thus face greater
odds of breakage. TFO's NO FAULT LIFETIME WARRANTY will repair or replace your
rod for a reasonable shipping and handling charge for the life of the registered owner.